He said this at the NPP�s National Delegates� Conference being held at the Ghana International Trade fair Centre.
�Mr Chairman, my delegates, ladies and gentlemen, I have heard people talk about a �Kufuor faction� or this faction or that faction in the party. I wish to state here today that I have no faction in the party and do not want any faction in the party,� he said. �I am a thorough bred NPP. I have supported the ideals and principles of the party all my life. I have no intention of departing from that. Through the party I reached the highest point in political life anybody could wish for anywhere in the world.
I have had in my time and I am content with that. I am not in contention with anybody for any position within the party or outside it. I wish to play my role as an elder statesman within the party, if I am so permitted,� he further added.
He asked for unity in the party after the National Delegate�s conference and further stressed the point that such gatherings as this, served as a basis of bonding together members of one great party, the NPP.
The National delegates� conference, he said, also served as a platform for the renewal of the commitment of members to the party and a signal to the world of the NPP�s belief in the tenets of democracy.
In his closing remarks former President Kufuor asked for tolerance in the dissemination of viewpoints among members.
�As an ebusuapanyin, if I see something going wrong or I have a vision, I would want to share it with party members and I implore all to see it as just that. I ask for respect for all our party members, whether big or small and for fellow-feeling for all. After all, we are all members of the same stock, NPP,� he said.
Source: The Statesman
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